|1.||[ noun ] something determined in relation to something that includes it|
|Synonyms:||portion component component_part|
"he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself" "I read a portion of the manuscript" "the smaller component is hard to reach"
|Related terms:||relation rest item detail member unit substance language_unit subpart base meronymy|
|2.||[ noun ] the extended spatial location of something|
"the farming regions of France" "religions in all parts of the world" "regions of outer space"
|Related terms:||location air side county top atmosphere distance inside outside hell bottom outer_space interplanetary_space sign_of_the_zodiac belt eden mare radius layer depth black_hole biosphere extremity rand Appleton_layer D-layer deep_space Heaviside_layer ionosphere zone aerospace intergalactic_space zodiac vacuum heliosphere interstellar_space|
|3.||[ noun ] so far as concerns the actor specified|
"it requires vigilance on our part" or "they resisted every effort on his part"
|4.||[ noun ] something less than the whole of a human artifact|
: "the rear part of the house" "glue the two parts together"
|Related terms:||object piece section component fraction hub bulb wreckage heel forte butt toe turnout jetsam appendage pressing shank limb peen foible cutout whole|
|5.||[ noun ] one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole|
: "the written part of the exam" "the finance section of the company" "the BBC's engineering division"
|Related terms:||concept component end beginning middle high_point whole|
|6.||[ noun ] the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group|
|Synonyms:||role function office|
: "the function of a teacher" "the government must do its part" "play its role"
|Related terms:||duty stead capacity second_fiddle hat second_fiddle portfolio officiate|
|7.||[ noun ] a portion of a natural object|
"they analyzed the river into three parts" "he needed a piece of granite"
|Related terms:||entity thing world strip fragment body_part base hunk corner craton acicula cutting corpus slice segment nub unit|
|8.||[ noun ] (theater) an actor's portrayal of someone in a play|
|Synonyms:||role character persona theatrical_role|
"she played the part of Desdemona"
|Related terms:||portrayal hero heroine villain bit_part ingenue heavy title_role impersonate|
|9.||[ noun ] assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group|
|Synonyms:||share percentage portion|
"he wanted his share in cash"
|Related terms:||asset assets interest allotment slice allowance way profit_sharing cut ration split dispensation tranche dole net_income|
|10.||[ noun ] any one of a number of individual efforts in a common endeavor|
: "I am proud of my contribution to the team's success" "they all did their share of the work"
|Related terms:||attempt end contribute|
|11.||[ noun ] (music,fine art) the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music|
"he tried to sing the tenor part"
|Related terms:||tune bass accompaniment primo secondo voice_part|
|12.||[ adverb ] in part; in some degree; not wholly|
"I felt partly to blame" "He was partially paralyzed"
|Related terms:||wholly partial partial|
|13.||[ verb ] go one's own away; move apart|
"The friends separated after the party"
|Related terms:||move disperse break_up diffract schism|
|14.||[ noun ] a line where the hair is parted|
"his part was right in the middle"
|Related terms:||line hair hair|
|15.||[ verb ] discontinue an association or relation; go different ways|
|Synonyms:||break_up split separate break split_up|
"The business partners broke over a tax question" "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage" "My friend and I split up"
|Related terms:||secede disassociate dissassociate break_with divorce break give_the_axe disunify break separation dissolution rupture legal_separation|
|16.||[ adjective ] relating to only part of a whole|
|17.||[ verb ] leave|
|Synonyms:||start take_off set_off depart set_out start_out set_forth|
"The family took off for Florida"
|Related terms:||leave take_off roar_off blaze sally_forth spare departure loss takeoff departer|
|18.||[ verb ] come apart|
"The two pieces that we had glued separated"
|Related terms:||change detach chip dismember polarize reduce partition segment calve segregate disjoin segment subdivide gerrymander separation|
|19.||[ verb ] force, take, or pull apart|
|Synonyms:||separate divide disunite|
"He separated the fighting children" "Moses parted the Red Sea"
|Related terms:||move cut tear tear sever sequester polarize disconnect gin break disjoint disjoin compartmentalize joint separate|